Frequently Asked Questions
Are chiropractic adjustments safe?
Yes. A New Zealand government study found that adjustments are “remarkably safe.” Chiropractic care enjoys an excellent track record.
Will adjustments make my spine too loose?
No. One of the goals of chiropractic care is to stabilise the spine and thereby improve function. In fact, if you are already too flexible in some areas, chiropractic can help to make it less.
How many adjustments will I need?
The number of adjustments varies with each patient and their individual health goals. Some choose recovery care only, which can happen quickly. However, many choose complete healing that can take months or even years.
Why would a newborn get adjusted?
Even “natural” childbirth methods can affect an infant’s spine and skull. Medical intervention can cause multiple long-term stresses on the spine. Unusual crying, poor appetite or erratic sleeping habits are some of the signs of spinal distress. At Spinal Balance, our Doctor is specialised in the care for new born infants.
Can I adjust myself?
No. Some people can make their joints “pop”, but that’s not an adjustment! Adjustments are specific and take years to master. Even your chiropractor must consult a colleague to benefit from chiropractic care.
What does an adjustment feel like?
Most practice members report a sense of well-being or a feeling of calmness.
Can practice members with osteoporosis get chiropractic care?
Yes. There are many ways to adjust the spine. The method selected will be best suited to your age, size and spinal problem. At Spinal Balance, we specialise in a gentle approach.
Isn’t some back pain normal?
Pain of any kind, at any age, is a sign that something isn’t right. Pain is the way your body tells you a limit has been reached. Our bodies can adapt, so minor aches and pains are often shrugged off. The underlying problem remains unattended and the problem can slowly worsen until it becomes more difficult and expensive to resolve.
Can I have chiropractic care after back surgery?
Yes. However, surgery may produce compensation reactions either above or below the involved level. Chiropractic will help the healing powers of your body to help recover from surgery and aid to restore normal function.